33: There’s Never “The Right Time” to Make a Change (Larry Port – CEO & Founder, Rocket Matter)


The tech industry is a wonderful environment for entrepreneurial minded professionals to learn the skills to build their own businesses at some point. But how do you maximize your time so that you’re growing in a way that will maximize your success when running your own business.

Larry Port, today’s featured Empjoyee, illuminates an answer by outlining of considerations that you can begin exploring now on your path to entrepreneurship.


Listen to this episode to hear Larry share:

  • Approaches to convert angry and difficult customers to raving fans
  • Considerations for several items of interest when starting a company including funding (self and venture capital), ownership structures, and scaling your business over time
  • Suggestions on how to make the most of your time working for others while you’re preparing to start your own company

TL;DL (Too long; Didn’t Listen): 3 Actionable Takeaways

  • Look for role models in your place of work and consider whether you would enjoy having your career lead to where they are right now
  • Take action and you believe in yourself and can see an true opportunity and a clear path to success in your idea . Others may not have the same enthusiasm towards your team, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth pursuing.
  • Explore working with smaller professional organizations (e.g law, accounting) that can provide more dedicated and hands-on service for your growing business.

But wait there’s more! Share your #1 takeaway with today’s featured Empjoyee and other Empjoyees in the Empjoyment community!

From Insight to Action

Larry encouraged us to take 3 steps to move forward in our Empjoyment journeys this week, starting with writing down a plan.

#Joyney33: Start creating your plan for your business and/or career and share a picture of the work you’re doing with us in the Empjoyment Community! Works in progress allowed!


Additional Resources to Accelerate your Growth

Getting to Know Today’s Featured Empjoyee: Larry Port!

Larry Port is CEO and Founding Partner of Rocket Matter, the leading cloud legal practice management and time and billing application.

After leaving the entertainment industry, Larry built his development skills through various technology experiences at Morgan Stanley and Ultimate Software. Larry become a founder and CEO of Rocket Matter in 2007 when he launched the first version of the software.He contributes to several leading Legal Industry publications, including and also conducts free monthly webinars on emerging topics for attorneys.

Larry has build a wonderful life with his wife, two children, two dogs, and a cat.

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